Sullivan wins U. S. Senate seat

Submitted by mbowen on 11/17/2014 - 17:57.

Alaska Democratic Senator Mark Begich finally conceded today, phoning Republican Dan Sullivan 13 days after the election to congratulate him.

The most recent tally on the board of elections web site shows that the incumbent lost by 2.84 percent, or about 7,700 votes.

The Associated Press called the race last week for Sullivan, who has been in the Capitol for new–member orientation. But Begich said he was determined that every vote be counted.

On election night in 2008, he trailed incumbent Ted Stevens, but wound up prevailing by about 4,000 votes when all the votes were counted two weeks later.